Madigan unopposed in first reelection bid
Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan won't have a challenge in her first bid for re-election.
Based on petitions submitted to the Saratoga County Board of Elections last week, no Republican stepped forward to take on Madigan, who defeated incumbent Republican Ken Ivins in 2011.
A copy of the petitions submitted in Saratoga County is available below.
"It is a nice feeling not to have any opponent, Republican or otherwise," Madigan said.
"Although I am a believer in democracy and believe voters should have choices, on a personal level it is comforting not to have to fight a hard campaign this year," she added. "I'd like to think not having an opponent has a lot to do with the job I have done as Finance Commissioner during my first term, but I know that good performance is no guarantee that one can run unopposed."
All the other posts on the city council will have challenges.
Incumbent Accounts Commissioner John Franck will likely appear on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines against John Arpei, who will likely appear on the Republican and Conservative lines.
Incumbent Public Safety Commissioner Christian Mathiesen will likely appear on the Democratic and Working Families lines and challenger Richard Wirth, who lost to Mathiesen in 2011, will likely appear on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines.
Incumbent Public Works Commissioner Skip Scirocco will likely appear on the Republican and Conservative lines and challenger Bill McTygue will likely appear on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence lines.
The mayoral race will likely square off Shauna Sutton on the Republican and Conservative lines against Joanne Yepsen on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence lines.
All third party line appearances are dependent on getting a waiver to run on that line.
A post on campaign finances will be up later this afternoon
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